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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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You would need around 8,876.36RM (79,396.37฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 91,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index. This comparison assumes net earnings (after income tax).

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 12.98% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 12.75% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 12.25% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 9.79% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 22.88% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 64.58% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ฿
(5.59 RM)
    89.45 ฿
(10.00 RM)
     +78.89 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 605.00 ฿
(67.64 RM)
    536.68 ฿
(60.00 RM)
     -11.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ฿
(16.77 RM)
    107.34 ฿
(12.00 RM)
     -28.44 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 65.00 ฿
(7.27 RM)
    89.45 ฿
(10.00 RM)
     +37.61 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 120.00 ฿
(13.42 RM)
    116.28 ฿
(13.00 RM)
     -3.10 %
Cappuccino (regular) 68.46 ฿
(7.65 RM)
    88.24 ฿
(9.87 RM)
     +28.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 18.41 ฿
(2.06 RM)
    20.24 ฿
(2.26 RM)
     +9.91 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.10 ฿
(1.02 RM)
    13.04 ฿
(1.46 RM)
     +43.24 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 180.19 ฿
(20.14 RM)
    219.86 ฿
(24.58 RM)
     +22.02 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 35.62 ฿
(3.98 RM)
    24.70 ฿
(2.76 RM)
     -30.67 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.44 ฿
(2.62 RM)
    17.57 ฿
(1.96 RM)
     -25.01 %
Eggs (12) 59.94 ฿
(6.70 RM)
    43.17 ฿
(4.83 RM)
     -27.98 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 309.68 ฿
(34.62 RM)
    178.01 ฿
(19.90 RM)
     -42.52 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 61.99 ฿
(6.93 RM)
    44.89 ฿
(5.02 RM)
     -27.59 %
Apples (1 lb) 44.68 ฿
(4.99 RM)
    36.51 ฿
(4.08 RM)
     -18.28 %
Oranges (1 lb) 37.55 ฿
(4.20 RM)
    32.00 ฿
(3.58 RM)
     -14.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 23.11 ฿
(2.58 RM)
    16.22 ฿
(1.81 RM)
     -29.79 %
Potato (1 lb) 28.29 ฿
(3.16 RM)
    13.43 ฿
(1.50 RM)
     -52.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 40.50 ฿
(4.53 RM)
    30.19 ฿
(3.38 RM)
     -25.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.48 ฿
(1.73 RM)
    18.83 ฿
(2.10 RM)
     +21.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿
(67.08 RM)
    581.41 ฿
(65.00 RM)
     -3.10 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 54.93 ฿
(6.14 RM)
    78.71 ฿
(8.80 RM)
     +43.30 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 83.18 ฿
(9.30 RM)
    91.43 ฿
(10.22 RM)
     +9.92 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 92.00 ฿
(10.29 RM)
    116.28 ฿
(13.00 RM)
     +26.39 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿
(2.79 RM)
    17.89 ฿
(2.00 RM)
     -28.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ฿
(111.80 RM)
    894.47 ฿
(100.00 RM)
     -10.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(3.91 RM)
    26.83 ฿
(3.00 RM)
     -23.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 10.88 ฿
(1.22 RM)
    17.27 ฿
(1.93 RM)
     +58.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ฿
(13.42 RM)
    201.26 ฿
(22.50 RM)
     +67.71 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 130.03 ฿
(14.54 RM)
    73.06 ฿
(8.17 RM)
     -43.81 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 ฿
(89,438.46 RM)
    1,341,704.67 ฿
(150,000.00 RM)
     +67.71 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,549.28 ฿
(396.80 RM)
    1,713.88 ฿
(191.61 RM)
     -51.71 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.45 ฿
(0.16 RM)
    2.12 ฿
(0.24 RM)
     +46.01 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 626.00 ฿
(69.99 RM)
    1,269.74 ฿
(141.95 RM)
     +102.83 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,960.52 ฿
(219.18 RM)
    1,446.49 ฿
(161.71 RM)
     -26.22 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 325.00 ฿
(36.33 RM)
    185.60 ฿
(20.75 RM)
     -42.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿
(20.12 RM)
    134.17 ฿
(15.00 RM)
     -25.46 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,682.46 ฿
(299.89 RM)
    1,922.22 ฿
(214.90 RM)
     -28.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,803.85 ฿
(201.67 RM)
    1,200.51 ฿
(134.21 RM)
     -33.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,405.88 ฿
(380.77 RM)
    2,454.20 ฿
(274.38 RM)
     -27.94 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,891.67 ฿
(323.28 RM)
    2,395.90 ฿
(267.86 RM)
     -17.14 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 19,430.91 ฿
(2,172.34 RM)
    23,150.98 ฿
(2,588.24 RM)
     +19.15 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,761.90 ฿
(1,203.16 RM)
    10,316.22 ฿
(1,153.33 RM)
     -4.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 59,029.41 ฿
(6,599.37 RM)
    47,406.90 ฿
(5,300.00 RM)
     -19.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 25,647.06 ฿
(2,867.29 RM)
    19,767.78 ฿
(2,210.00 RM)
     -22.92 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,186.98 ฿
(1,250.68 RM)
    8,496.33 ฿
(949.87 RM)
     -24.05 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,425.74 ฿
(718.39 RM)
    5,024.84 ฿
(561.77 RM)
     -21.80 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 25,171.85 ฿
(2,814.16 RM)
    36,144.80 ฿
(4,040.92 RM)
     +43.59 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.02     4.72      -21.63 %
 
Last updateJune, 2015June, 2015
Contributors:184307
Data from past:12 months18 months
Currency: THB